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Using Retained Revenue to Make Quality Improvements at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital

The Health Sector Financing Reform (HSFR)/HFG project has supported the Ethiopian government to implement a wide range of health care financing reforms. One such reform allows hospitals and health centers to retain revenue collected from patient fees to make quality improvements. In this short video, personnel at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital located in Bahir Dar, […]

The Link between Provider Payment and Quality of Maternal Health Services: Case studies on provider payment mechanisms in Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, and Zambia

This paper presents case studies of provider payment systems in the Kyrgyz Republic, Nigeria, and Zambia that link a quality improvement initiative with provider payment. It documents these programs’ experience with design and implementation and lessons learned for other health care payers seeking to improve quality at the point of care through redesign of a […]

The Link between Provider Payment and Quality of Maternal Health Services: A Framework and Literature Review

This paper explores a growing trend among health care payers to combine a quality measurement initiative with a redesigned provider payment system. It presents a conceptual framework of how provider payment links with quality of maternal health services and analyzes real provider payment systems in low- and middle-income countries where payment is linked with quality […]

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Strategic Purchasing to Improve the Quality of Maternal Health Services

In many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the health sector faces significant resource constraints and poor maternal health indicators, leaving the government searching for ways to maximize resources and improve maternal health outcomes. These efforts are accompanied by the growing recognition that access to services is not enough to reduce high rates of maternal morbidity […]

Ghana: Governing for Quality Improvement in the Context of UHC

Resource Type: Case Study Authors: Lisa Tarantino, Kelley Laird, Amanda Ottosson, Ruben Frescas, Kedar Mate, Vivian Addo-Cobbiah, Cynthia Bannerman, Paulina Pacheco, Daniel Burssa, Andrew Likaka, Mirwais Rahimzai, M. Rashad Massoud, and Shams Syed Published: August 2016 Resource Description:  Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established by an Act of Parliament in 2003 (Act 650) to provide financial risk […]

Governing Quality in Health Care on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: A Review of the Literature and 25 Country Experiences

While research has been conducted on service delivery and financing schemes for UHC, little consolidated knowledge or guidance is available on institutional arrangements and their impact on quality of care in the context of UHC. Responding to this need, the HFG project conducted a literature review to attempt to document global experience in institutional roles […]

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Providing Guidance on Governing for Quality in Health Care

Improving the quality of patient-centered health services is paramount to delivering on the promise of universal health coverage (UHC). While countries seek to expand access to affordable care, working towards the goal of UHC, we need to provide greater attention to ensuring quality care. In a survey of over 100 government officials from nine Joint Learning Network (JLN) member […]

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